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WASHINGTON (February 16, 2021) – The American Chemistry Council’s Advanced Recycling Alliance for Plastics (ARAP) announced today that Plastic Energy has joined as its newest member. ARAP also announced that Catherine Keenan, director on Agilyx’s Board was elected as the ARAP’s new chairperson.

Plastic Energy is ARAP’s sixth technology provider member, representing continued growth and diversity of advanced plastic recycling technologies in North America. Its proprietary technology transforms plastics that typically are not recycled into recycled oil, which can be used to produce new, virgin-quality plastics. Plastic Energy’s International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS certified TACOIL is currently the starting point for recycled content plastics that will be used in Unilever’s Magnum ice cream tub and Mondelēz’s Philadelphia Cream Cheese tubs beginning in 2022. Additionally, its unique partnership with SABIC, Sealed Air, Bradburys Cheese and Tesco has created what’s been described as a circular loop for cheese packaging.

“We look forward to working with our fellow North American-based ARAP members to communicate the environmental benefits of advanced recycling for plastics to policymakers and the plastics value chain,” said Carlos Monreal, founder and CEO of Plastic Energy.

“The ARAP is excited to have Plastic Energy onboard and I am honored to help lead the ARAP during these important times,” said Keenan. “These technologies are quickly maturing to full commercialization and expansion across the U.S., and the projected demand for recycled content far outpaces the supply available today.”

“Advanced recycling helps solve the plastic waste challenge by diverting plastics from landfill, keeping it out of the environment, and creating valuable products from waste,” added Prapti Muhuri, ACC’s manager of recycling and recovery and ARAP staff lead. “And, as over 400 global brands look to make good on their commitments to more sustainable packaging, advanced recycling is poised to play a key role in enabling that transition to utilizing more recycled content.”

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